Dec 9, 2012 4:30am PST
, many ethnic foods have been easily adopted into america's mainstream diet but not all of them. >> i never imagined i would be in the business of selling korean food let alone something like kim chi. it is an extreme food. >> that's lauren, founder of mother-in-law's kim chi. her mother owns a popular korean restaurant in garden grove, california and she's been there since 1989. >> all this pressure. >> reporter: since she was a small child, lauren's mother has warned her, never share kim chi with non-koreans. >> they cannot adjust to eating. it's not good. >> while this cabbage dish is a staple in many korean families, its pungent aroma can be off putting for people who didn't grow up with it. i have mother-in-law's kim chi and a vegan recipe. >> that's why it's ironic several years later lauren has built a successful business producing kim chi and sells it at whole foods and grocery stores. >> they will look at me, that's odd, wise she serving kim chi to non-koreans. >> that's how lauren thought about kim chi, too, until five years ago when she lost her job as a high end wine promo
Dec 15, 2012 2:30am PST
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Dec 16, 2012 4:30am PST
in terms of cost of coverage which is the top most priority for america's smallest businesses out there. >> bill, with your survey that showed that pessimism, we had you guys for a little while shows things more optimistic, but now you've got back to where it was. what do you think will turn people's attitudes around, get them more optimistic again? >> well, i think we have to get consumers to be a little more optimistic. you notice the consumer optimism went into the tank, as well, last month. so if they're not spending, then, of course, there's not much we can do. we would be happy to hire a few million more people if we had customers to take care of, and that's not the case. so we've got a very dour outlook for how the economy is going to look. in fact, the november reading was the 10th lowest in our 37 years of surveying, our 350,000 members. so we don't really have a positive outlook for what's going to happen here. >> do you think, phil, this is because of on uncertainty and once things are resolved, that might change? or do you think it's because of something bigger than the unce